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Bab Mansour Gate

17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia | Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000, Morocco
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“bab mansour” (16 reviews)
17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia | Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000, Morocco

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite being the product of a Portuguese builder, this gate is an excellent example of Moorish architecture

Thank sandsh0912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bab Mansour Gate is usually closed except for special occasion. It is a wonderful example of Arab architecture, mosaics and stone carving. A few photos is all that is required here.

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was suppose to be super impressive however it appears on par with most of the other gates in other cities. Good photo op though.

Thank Levi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive building made more so by the enormous and intricate wooden gates. We had a pleasant time exploring the area and the medina across from the gates.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked Bab Mansour better than Bab Boujloud. Bab Mansour seems more majestic. The door is closed however, you can't walk through it.

Thank saidanl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Meknes with a study abroad group and took a horse-drawn carriage tour which started at Bay Mansour Gate. Later, we shopped in the Medina. I can recommend Read El Mansour for rug shopping. The owner is not at all pushy, offers good...More

Thank lorivb
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The urine smell destroyed the mood for sightseeing. I wished to leave as soon as I arrived. I failed to notice anything worth seeing.

Thank anita n
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Bab Mansour Gate itself is a great piece of architecture and well worth seeing however Place Lahdim can get very busy and the gate is often obscured by traffic .

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Quite big and grand gate of Meknes, you can go inside to see the local streets and walk opposite to the market. Good to take photo of this historical site.

Thank clui888
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Among the most impressive elements of the imperial city was the grand gate named after the architect, El-Mansour, a Christian renegade who converted to Islam. It was completed 5 years after Moulay Ismail's death, in 1732. The design of the gate plays with Almohad patterns....More

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Response from mo a | Reviewed this property |
My wife and his family members are the descendants of Moulay Ismail who was also the descendant of prophet Muhammad. Many Ismailis are still living in Meknes.